Things To Do In Los Angeles

56% Off 200- or 300-Hour Yoga-Teacher Training

Source of Yoga

Melrose

$2,600 $1,195

After a four- or six-week Ashtanga-based course, yogis will be able to register for certification by the Yoga Alliance

Up to 51% Off Hop-On Hop-Off Hollywood Bus Tour

City Safari Hollywood

Hollywood

$108 $54

Hit Hollywood hot spots such as the Sunset Strip, Chinese Theater, and Walk of Fame with easy-to-use, hop-on, hop-off bus pass

The Meatballs of Comedy – Up to 67% Off Standup

The Meatballs of Comedy

Maggiano's Little Italy

$30 $10

Live_logo

Two Italian-American comedians riff on everything Italian from large families to hearty meals

49% Off Flight Simulator

Fly The Dream

Mid-Wilshire

$89 $45

F-16 simulator creates vivid flying experience using 180-degree field of vision views, replica seats, and cockpit with 100+ functions

50% Off Soccer

Northridge Futsal League

Los Angeles

$125 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 48% Off Helicopter Tour

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

Helicopter tours provide a bird's eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

63% Off a Recording-Studio Package

Cult Studios

Los Angeles

$2,000 $750

Studio staffed with pro songwriters and audio engineers help music hopefuls write, record, and mix a song, which they take home on CD or MP3

Up to 72% Off at CrossFit Woodland Hills

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Canoga Park

$150 $49

(9)

Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

65% Off Dance Lessons

Westmor Dance Studio

Los Angeles

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off Capoeira Classes

Capoeira Los Angeles

Los Angeles

$70 $35

Capoeira fuses Brazilian martial arts, dance, and aerobatics to create a dialogue between two fighters while spectators sing and play music

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Penthaus La

Los Angeles

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

62% Off Classes at Whole Notha Level Fitness

Whole Notha Level Fitness

Winnetka

$130 $49

Participants exercise in small, motivating groups during fat-burning workouts, cardio-kickboxing classes, or a high-intensity boot camp

44% Off Personal Trainer

Body By Gia Llc

Eagle Rock

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 85% Off Teens' CrossFit Classes

Golden State CrossFit

Sherman Oaks

$125 $19

CrossFit workouts challenge youths with strength, agility, and endurance exercises that are geared to their individual age and ability

50% Off Personal Training

Gsb Personal Training

On Location

$280 $140

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Stay Ready Fitness

Redeem from Home

$600 $330

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

 Up to 63% Off Personal Training or Indoor Rock Climbing

BOLDFITNESS

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Certified trainer designs custom workouts in a regular gym or teaches introductory rock-climbing sessions on an indoor wall

Up to 57% Off at Physique4Fitness

Physique4Fitness

On Location

$150 $69

Instructors push patrons on the path toward healthier lifestyles with nutrition classes, further motivating them with custom nutrition plans

Up to 50% Off a Bus-Tour Adventure

Esotouric

On Location

$58 $30

(44)

Bus tours chart a course through Los Angeles’s lesser known locales, visiting hot spots frequented by actors, writers, and filmmakers

Select Local Merchants

The Hammer Museum presents a broad range of exhibitions, a well-rounded permanent collection with a special focus on Southern California artists in the contemporary collection, and a full schedule of public programs. Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection include works by Mel Bochner, Mark Bradford, Llyn Foulkes, and Gillian Wearing, as well as video work by Paul Chan and a 20-part painting installation by Kara Walker. The permanent collection contains photography and abstract drawings from the likes of Agnes Martin and Ed Ruscha, as well as more historical works in the Grunwald Center, including more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photos, and artists' books dating back to the Renaissance, a period of intellectual inquiry and above-average paninis.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The founders of Liberation Yoga were probably flattered when their studio was named one of LA Weekly's best yoga studios in 2013. But it wasn't the highest honor they'd ever received—in 2007, Travel+Leisure crowned Liberation Yoga one of the best studios in the entire world.

Those are just two of the numerous awards the studio has accumulated since it opened in the early 2000s, right when the '90s fitness craze of teasing hair until your arms gave out began to decline. Perhaps the praise is due to the fact that the majority of its yoga instructors boast more than a decade of experience. Or maybe it's because they focus solely on yoga while still offering a wide variety of classes types. That class range includes from gentle styles of yoga, which relieve stress, to flow classes, which challenge the body with rigorous, Vinyasa-style movements, to classes specifically designed for families and toddlers.

Or maybe it's the classroom itself—a bright, mystical place where mismatched dark and light hardwood slats cover the floors, natural light pours through the windows, and a sky-blue ceiling slants toward the outer wall. Touches such as tree-like wooden poles, greenery and flowers, and brown vines complete the fairytale look, making the studio a magic place in which to move and obtain inner peace.

124 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Melanie Archer-Dieveney took to Pilates instantly. As a new mother, she turned to the core-strengthening art to reshape her body, and in the process, she began to reshape her life. She was amazed not only by the transformation in how her body looked, but how it felt—she noticed an increase in her energy and focus levels, a very welcome change to the single mom of a 2-year-old. After getting her certification, she decided to create a studio where like-minded exercisers could bring their children to class. Archer Pilates & Wellness originally opened as a small labor of love in her garage. But today, alongside a team of licensed and certified instructors, she leads her classes in a serene studio with gleaming wood floors and numerous props, including Pilates reformer machines, medicine balls, and four brass poles for pole-dancing classes. She has developed a hands-on, customized roster of Pilates classes, ensuring that each guest performs workouts specifically tailored to their goals, whether they want to lose inches or build core muscles strong enough to deflect a sprinting child less than 60 pounds. As adults lengthen and strengthen their muscles, the instructors also lead kids through Pilates and yoga classes, taking a more active and engaging approach to traditional childcare.

6504 Arizona Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

With schools on the shores of the United States, China, and the Philippines, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) works to nurture the next generation of Hollywood’s elite. The academy's hands-on training, one-on-one attention, quality gear, and focus on all aspects of the craft, from writing to directing to performing, have earned it praise from the Hollywood Reporter as one of the Best Film Schools in the World. To put these means to use, IAFT hosts programs that can lead to certification or a diploma, as well as workshops that sharpen skills or introduce beginners to the world of the silver screen.

Yet for a student few things are more important than having a stolen answer key to their finals and an influential mentor. So IAFT stocks their faculty with experienced professionals such as Frederick Bailey. Bailey has directed more than 100 stage plays in theaters across the United States and has seen more than 20 of his screenplays become movies. He also holds a recurring role on the television soap Days of Our Lives and has taught acting, directing, and screenwriting in Japan and the Philippines.

1262 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Like a finely tuned motorcycle, the human body relies on balance and cooperation between its many parts to keep people moving smoothly. With that in mind, the experienced trainers at BodyWellness help students maintain their own bodily mechanics with small group Pilates classes. In addition to the seasoned staff, the studio offers a newly revamped class schedule and a host of brand new Pilates equipment.

In private sessions and group classes, the instructors lead students through workouts designed to increase energy, flexibility, and core strength. They also offer Pilates teacher-training courses, which allow students to stretch, strengthen, and stimulate their bodies and minds while simultaneously working toward a new career.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

Shop the Women in Business collection.


12304 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Leigh Ann grew up as an actor who was also an athlete: when she was offstage, the SoCal native dove off springboards, jumped hurdles, and fought on the kickboxing mat. Her knack for blending art with athleticism led her to found BeSpun at the age of 25. Leigh Ann competes and receives top honors at national and regional pole-dance competitions, and she has produced and starred in a series of instructional DVDs.

At BeSpun, Leigh Ann and her fellow instructors—also pole-dance champions—teach an extensive array of classes that include single-session and multiweek workshops. Classes’ subject matter ranges from beginners' lessons to master workshops led by special guests. There’s also open-studio time, as well as classes that focus on specialties such as spinning, stretching, and whittling your own pole from a chrome tree trunk. Instructors focus on leading thorough sessions that use time efficiently, and they’re committed to blending fitness with dance training. A lighthearted FAQ page answers potential questions while giving a taste of the studio’s fun-loving atmosphere.

7561 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Los Angeles Scene